Welcome to Little Village Toy & Book Shop!
We believe that children learn through play. As parents, we realize that it is an important part of our job to ensure our children are playing with the safest and highest quality toys available.
Our motto is Play…Laugh…Learn- the idea that our children can play with almost anything we have to offer and learn without even realizing it. The selection at Little Village satisfies every age range, skill set, and fun factor. We have everything from classic toys and games to the hottest new award winning items available.
In addition to playing, our community and team believe that reading is at the core of brain development, and local book shops are crucial to sustaining that. Offering our children and ourselves an option away from the screen has been scientifically proven to aid in many areas of health and wellness.
Fall Neiba Picks
Each fall independent booksellers throughout New England gather in Providence, Rhode Island to meet with authors, publishers and other book lovers to gather ideas about our unique industry and bring back our findings to our respective shops. It’s also an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the upcoming books being published, many of which will be on our shelves for the holidays. I was fortunate to attend this year and although many books caught my eye. Here is a small sample that I am really excited to share:
First and foremost, for all of you who have asked when Tom Ryan (author of Following Atticus) is putting out a new book, I can finally say VERY SOON! Will's Red Coat will be releasing on March 21, 2017 and we are counting down the days!
Next up- Secret of Twin Peaks, by Mark Forest. Twin Peaks was a game changer for myself and many others when it originally aired in 1990. In honor of the original show's 25th anniversary and the update soon-to-air on Showtime, Macmillan has created a beautifully packaged history of fictional time,. A perfect gift for old and new fans!
Every year our family, like many others, purchase a special Holiday book. My pick for this year will be The Wish Tree written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Chris Turnham. From the publisher: "Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother & sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways." Wonderfully sweet and brilliantly illustrated, this is a book to last the whole winter!
Having grown up in Maine and living in the solitude of the White Mountains, the last book on my list appealed to me immediately. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel will be available early March. A fast moving blend of nature, survival, and true crime story, Stranger in the Woods tells the story of a man who spent close to three decades alone in the Maine woods and spoke only one word in this years of isolation. Definitely a must for fans of John Krakauer and David Roberts.